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IV                                              PREFACE
Such forms as Nbtoryc.tcs, Romerolagns, Ca?no!t\tfest " Ncomylodon"
and Ocapia could not possibly have boon omitted.
IE preparing my accounts of both living and oxtiuct forms
t have nearly Invariably consulted tho original authorities, and
have often supplemented or verified those, accounts by my own
dissections at the Zoological Society's Gardens, My rule has not,
however, been invariable, in this matter, inasmuch as there, exist
two recent and trustworthy text-books of Mammalian Palaeontology
-—Professor Zittol's Htnu'Uwck dcr /Vr/fW//Mo///V, and lh\ A, Smith
Woodward's manual, Outline (\f fVf/ViW/r ,/W^m/i/o/m/y, in the
Cambridge IHolo^icjil Series Where the namr of a «jj*»nus only
or Its range, or me-ivly one or two facts uhuut it, are moittiun^d,
t have not thought it neeesnary to go further than thene two
works. But a good deal hata been done tk,v(»n sunn* the appear-
ance of these two volumes which it will bo found that I have
not Ignored.
I have to thank my editors for UK? trouble, which they have
taken in the revision of the proofs ami fur many suggestions. To
Professor Onborn, of Columbia Xrnivuivity, New York, I am indebted
for some kind suggestions. My daughter Iris IWH asKinied me
in various ways. Finally, I desiro to ex]m»HS my iiulehtednwH to
Mr. Dixon and to Mr. M, I*, Parker for the <jare which they have
taken in the pKJparafcicm of the figures which ware drawn by
them especially for this work
LONDON, F^nmr^ 28,1902,